Were Google Employees Involved in the Google Hack Attack (Operation Aurora)?
By on January 18th, 2010

Google-Hack-Attack Google’s threat to quit China and the accompanying revelations managed to send shock waves through the intertubes. In fact its after effects are still being felt. We tried to make sense of whatever little we know about the attack in one of our earlier articles. Check it out if you wish to get caught up on what has been happening.

Reuters is claiming that the attackers were aided from the inside. According to its sources, one or more Google China employees colluded with the attackers. Local media has been reporting that, Google China employees were denied access to internal networks after January 13th, while several staff members were transferred or put on leave.

Google is still in the process of scanning its internal networks and has refused to comment. “We’re not commenting on rumor and speculation. This is an ongoing investigation, and we simply cannot comment on the details,” is the official response.

As we mentioned in our previous article, one thing which we can be certain about is that, we would continue to hear about Operation Aurora in the days to come. McAfee has already dubbed the Google Hack Attack as “a watershed moment in cyber security”. Google is already communicating with the Chinese government and the US government has also officially requested an explanation. Stay tuned to Techie Buzz to get the latest updates on the story.

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Author: Pallab De Google Profile for Pallab De
Pallab De is a blogger from India who has a soft spot for anything techie. He loves trying out new software and spends most of his day breaking and fixing his PC. Pallab loves participating in the social web; he has been active in technology forums since he was a teenager and is an active user of both twitter (@indyan) and facebook .

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